Published

By Henrik Hofmeister On October 14th, 2016

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Release notes

Today's release is the biggest in the history of dexi.io! It includes new features we are really proud to announce - the first three in particular!

Robot Builder Assistant

The new robot builder assistant will guide you in every step of building your web scraping robot so help is right around the corner when you need it.

For each available step type, you now get all relevant information along with the step type. Help texts and pictures are included for all of them!

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This means that in most cases you will no longer need to leave the Extractor editor window to get the help you need!

Addons

We have completely revamped and reorganised the functionality you can use in robots and run configurations (integrations). In the new Addons section you can get an overview of all available addons, filter them by category (e.g. Geography, Social media,Pipes), quickly add addons to your account and keep track of which addons are already in your account.

Expect a lot of new, cool addons to be added in the time to come!

Backup and share robots

With our new import/export function you can save your robots to files and later import those files. No more fidgeting with robot definitions. This allows you to backup robots or to share a robot, e.g. by attaching a downloaded robot to an email.

A few of the other new, cool features are...

Timetables now take Time Zones into account

The time zone specified on your account is now used by timetables.

Result Lists Stabilised

When looking at a list of result rows the list would flicker. This has now been fixed allowing you to smoothly browse result rows without being interrupted by flicker every few seconds.

Tag Name Normalisation

With this release tag names no longer allow non-alphanumeric characters except "_" and "-". The change was made because all other non-alphanumeric characters were causing unwanted behaviours.

Pagination Improvements

All pagination issues have now been fixed. Pagination no longer jumps from page to page when table contents are refreshed.

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